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  1. Experiences of People with Multiple Sclerosis and their use of Assistance Dogs: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

    Contributor(s):: O'Connor, Gráinne Ann

  2. Occupational therapists' interests and attitudes toward animal assisted therapy as a treatment modality

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    | Contributor(s):: Lori Susan Buckley

    One hundred seventy-nine occupational therapists (OTs) responded to a survey regarding their interests and attitudes toward animal assisted therapy as a treatment modality. It was found that most of the practitioners would be interested in learning more about animal assisted therapy and most...

  3. "The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.

  4. Pilot Study: Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Youth With Autism

    | Contributor(s):: Peters, B. Caitlin, Wood, Wendy, Hepburn, Susan, Bundy, Anita

  5. Hippotherapy: a systematic mapping review of peer-reviewed research, 1980 to 2018

    | Contributor(s):: Wood, Wendy H., Fields, Beth E.

  6. Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.

  7. The Efficacy of Hippotherapy for Physical Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Megan Hilgers, Haley Nielsen

    Purpose: The purpose of this scholarly project is to examine existing literature pertaining to hippotherapy and conditions impacting physical health through completion of a systematic review. According to the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA, 2017), hippotherapy is defined as “how...

  8. Nonpharmacological Treatment for Supporting Social Participation of Adults with Depression

    | Contributor(s):: Phadsri, S., Shioji, R., Tanimura, A., Jaknissai, J., Apichai, S., Sookruay, T.

  9. Impact of the implementation of a therapy dog program on burn center patients and staff

    | Contributor(s):: Pruskowski, K. A., Gurney, J. M., Cancio, L. C.

  10. Canine Assisted Occupational Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Pilot Randomised Control Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C., Teoh, A. L., Chua, J. M., Cawdell-Smith, J.

  11. Process to Incorporate a Therapy Service Dog in an Occupational Therapy Educational Program

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    | Contributor(s):: Hanna Eickenbrock, Marlee Wheelhouse

    The purpose of the scholarly project is to incorporate a therapy/service dog within the occupational therapy department at the University of North Dakota (UND). The therapy/service dog will be utilized as a support system for student’s and faculty’s health and well-being and as an...

  12. Healing By Horseback

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    'Healing By Horseback' provides speech, physical and occupational therapy services to individuals with disabilities in Northwest Arkansas.

  13. Exploring the influence of service dogs on participation in daily occupations by veterans with PTSD: A pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: McLaughlin, K., Hamilton, A. L.

  14. Terapias asistidas por animales, entorno escolar y terapia ocupacional: scoping review

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    | Contributor(s):: Sheila González Lage

     Introducción: El uso que los seres humanos han hecho de los animales, ha ido variando a lo largo del tiempo, hasta originar lo que hoy en día se denominan Terapias Asistidas por Animales (TAA). Los numerosos beneficios que tienen, especialmente sobre niños y...

  15. Terapia asistida con animales para la promoción de la salud en adolescentes con un trastorno alimentario: una visión desde la terapia ocupacional

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    | Contributor(s):: Lorena Estévez Fernández

    Introducción. El progreso de las redes sociales y la tecnología es sin duda ventajoso para muchos aspectos de nuestra vida diaria, sin embargo, puede ser un arma de doble filo, ya que esto puede influir en el desarrollo de los trastornos alimentarios sobre todo en adolescentes....

  16. Canine Assisted Occupational Therapy: Protocol of a Pilot Randomised Control Trial for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Hill, Jenny Ziviani, Judy Cawdell-Smith, Carlie Driscoll

    Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by difficulties with communication, social interaction, and restricted and repetitive behaviours. For children with this disorder, the ability to engage with people and activities, and to participate in everyday...

  17. Dogs as an Adjunct to Therapy: Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Rehabilitation Following Spinal Cord Injury

    | Contributor(s):: Thompkins, Andie M., Adkins, Sarah J., Leopard, Maggie, Spencer, Cameron, Bentley, David, Bolden, Lauren, Jagielski, Christina H., Richardson, Elizabeth, Goodman, Adam M., Schwebel, David C.

    Approximately 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) are reported annually in the United States. Rehabilitation from SCI involves substantial mental, emotional, and physical challenges. Using a randomized controlled trial design, we assessed the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as...

  18. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on the State of Patients' Health After a Stroke: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Prochazkova, R., Riha, M., Svobodova, I.

  19. Using a systematic mapping review to examine equine-assisted activities and therapies for people with mental health through an occupational therapy lens

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    | Contributor(s):: Rachel Hardie

    Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) are one type of complementary and/or alternative treatment for persons with mental illness. Various approaches have been used to improve individual's self-esteem, self-efficacy, and overall health (Bizub, Joy, & Davidson, 2003; Burgon,...

  20. Nature's Edge Therapy Center

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    Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, Inc. was founded in June 2001, with the mission of providing more effective, innovative therapeutic treatment for patients with special needs. Initially, the center provided only speech and language therapy three days a week.  In the spring of 2002,...